Dodgers 2 Angels 3: Can’t Win Em All


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That was slightly disappointing, the Dodgers were stifled by a really good pitcher while they had a pretty house money type lineup going, and they lost the only game they’ll lose versus the Angels all year. All things considered that’s pretty okay!

I actually was at this game, and the humidity made it feel like I was watching baseball underwater, though that might have just been Andre Ethier trying to play Right Field.


Anywho, Joe Wieland started, went 4 innings, struck out 2, only walked 1, and… well… he looked just as marginal as everybody expected. He’s not a great option to start on a team, but if you could figure out a way to stash him in the minors and only start him when you have a need like tonight, he’s an okay option. Though really 3 runs allowed in a game started by Joe Wieland is a pretty good outcome, so good job Yimi Garcia and Jim Johnson (QUE?!).

Pedro Baez and Luis Avilan? Not so much. Avilan gave up a triple to start the bottom of the 8th to Kole Calhoun who is somehow one of the better OF’s in the AL, and was immediately yanked for Pedro Baez who K’d Mike Trout (good!) but gave up a game tying single to Albert Pujols (bad). The next hitter GIDP’d, so that’s frustrating.

On the bright side Scott Schebler dingered!

He’s impressing right now and I wouldn’t mind seeing playing time down the stretch.

Also good job on getting Chase Utley, brain team, he has a 128 wRC+ on the Dodgers, and is surely going to be on the playoff roster, contributing in a big role. That’s huge.

Overall, you could choose to get overly upset at the game, but why do that? The Dodgers took 5 out of 6 against the Angels and the magic number dropped AGAIN, it’s at a mere 15, so #soon.